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MPE keeps buying festive events

Marketplace Events (MPE), a major US consumer exhibition company, has followed up two previous acquisitions with a third, the Pennsylvania Christmas & Gift Show from its former parent Pennsylvania Christmas Show. The event attracts 30k visitors across 500 exhibitors. Earlier this year, MPE had bought Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show from Showcase Events, and Cleveland Christmas Connection from Industry Realty Group. Attending the shows becomes a holiday tradition for many of the attendees and MPE now intends to launch in Oklahoma and Atlanta. The additions will give MPE a portfolio of 77 consumer events each year across 34 market segments with the intention of further expansion, particularly in holiday markets which are said to have remained strong despite pandemic disruption.

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